Slips, trips and falls have the potential to be a major cause of injury for your employees and visitors to your premises. There is a common misconception that slip and fall injuries “just happen” and that there is little that can be done to prevent them.
The potential for slips, trips and falls can be widespread, but it is important to understand where, on your premises, the greatest potential for danger lies.
Some hazards associated with slip, trip and fall injuries include:
Creating a Safe Passage
Routine inspection and maintenance should be a regular part of your safety program to help prevent falls for both your visitors and employees.
Complete Reporting Can Aid in Prevention
In the event of an incident, be sure that it is documented and reported. This information can help prevent future incidents, and may be essential if a claim against the company is filed. A standard, printed incident report is helpful in ensuring that all details are recorded.
At Travelers, we understand the risks and provide strategies that our customers can implement to help prevent slips, trips and falls on their premises.
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